CUSTER - Work crews turned on new signal lights at the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way Wednesday, July 30, one of the final stages of a $2.3 million project to reconstruct the intersection.
The traffic lights, which have to cycle correctly with a nearby BNSF railroad crossing, were operational late Wednesday afternoon. Motorists should still expect delays at the intersection, and some traffic will be intermittently reduced to a single lane.
The project, which began in May, has included upgrading the railroad crossing, raising the intersection about 3 feet and adding turn lanes.
Tiger Construction also will build an offsite stormwater retention pond beginning in August, with expected completion in September.